John McLaughlin - VA Homeless Programs
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John McLaughlin

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John McLaughlinJohn McLaughlin has been a program specialist and team leader with the McKinney-Vento Program at the U.S. Department of Education (ED) since 2008. Prior to that, he was the State Coordinator for Homeless and neglected or delinquent education programs with the Minnesota Department of Education. He has been an educator in the fields of teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), migrant education, teacher education and service learning. John started out as a counselor at a group home for runaway and at-risk youth in New Haven, Connecticut in 1988. He was also a high school and university ESL and social studies teacher in Japan, and later a teacher educator at the University of Michigan, English Language Institute. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Yale University, a master’s degree in public administration from International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan, and a doctorate in education from Temple University.